68th Emmy Awards: ‘Better Call Saul’ Outstanding Drama Series – Facts You Need To Know
AMC’s Better Call Saul is competing for this year’s Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series along with six other shows.Advertisement
The American crime series tells the story of a small-time lawyer-turned-morally challenged citizen, Saul Goodman.
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But before the transformation of his reputation, Saul, who becomes the go-to lawyer for clients who are in real trouble, was known as Jimmy McGill, an upright small-time lawyer who represents poor clients.
Jimmy McGill is played by Bob Odenkirk, who also co-produced the series with Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, among others. This series was written by Gilligan, Gould, Thomas Schnauz, Gennifer Hutchison, Bradley Paul, and Gordon Smith.
According to the official website of Emmys, Better Call Saul has been nominated 14 times in the 67th and 68th Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for this year’s Emmy.
Last year, Odenkirk was nominated for the Outstanding Lead Actor, but the series is yet to win a single award in any category. Odenkirk, however, won the Critics’ Choice Awards for Best Actor in 2015.
During last year’s Emmy Awards, HBO’s Game of Thrones bested six other entries under the same category. Meanwhile, AMC’s Breaking Bad, the prequel to Better Call Saul, won the 66th Emmy Awards in 2014.